Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Skyler!

Ten years ago today we welcomed our second child. Our sweet boy Skyler made his grand entrance just one hour and twenty eight minutes after we walked through the hospital doors. Skyler is such an awesome kid! He's the quietest of our brood and very content with whatever circumstances he's in, it took him a week to come up with anything he even wanted for his birthday! This year has been full of changes for our whole family but Skyler was definitely the most excited about having a brother. He was so adamant that we adopt a boy! He loves his baby brother SO much! The bunk bed thing......guess who's still sleeping with his big brother? Yup!

Just Born!

5 Days Old.

Your Big Sister Loves you!

You had some SERIOUS Kramer hair going on for awhile. I didn't want to cut it because you were so little. You and your sweet cousin Georgie are just six weeks apart, you both celebrated having your first brother this year. Doubling the male grandchildren on daddy's side. You are both so proud of your little brothers.

You loved hiding in the cupboards!

A definite mama's boy - yes that is absolutely OKAY!

Dad was always your favorite for the rough housing.

Gramma played dress up with you and Nichol then surprised Daddy and I with sweet pictures.

One of the only times we got daddy to dress up as a cowboy for our VBS float.

You helped Gilmer drive the tractor.

We always had fun at the beach! You loved being buried in the sand.

Family camp with Gramma and Dzeda was so much fun, we all went on the canoe, you loved it!

Your kindergarten year you had your first girlfriend. Sweet Maddy, she was taller then you but you were such a gentleman, you were two peas in a pod.

Skyler we love you, your amazing ability to think things through, ponder them, and understand them is truly a gift from God. Your dad and I stand amazed as we watch your brain pick apart scripture, the questions you come up with and the deep desire you have to do what is right thrills our hearts. You have the softest heart, sincere compassion, we thank God for entrusting you to us. We are honored to parent you, excited to see what God has for you in the next ten years. We love you son!


My Blessed Life said...

Happy Birthday Skyler! We hope you had a great day. God bless you.

God's Girl said...

I love how you give a tribute to your children for their birthdays! I really believe God will use that to encourage them deep in their hearts.

I love seeing all the pictures too : )

Aimee- said...

Happy Birthday Skyler! I am teary eyed at everything your MaMa said, because it is so true! What an amazing, sweet boy you are. We are proud of you too.

Christoffer said...

Happy Birthday Sky. I am blessed to have you as my friend. Thank you for being you. I thank God for you and our friendship. I can not wait to see how our friendship grows. I know that you are 1 year older than me almost exactly but I feel like we are the same age. We get along so well. My Mom says we are like two peas in a pod. Have a great time in Oregon.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to you, you live in a zoo, you look like a monkey and you SMELL like one too!! I can smell you all the way up here SKY!! Ok that was from damon...Hope you had a Great day, and we can't wait to see you guys!!

Kathy said...

Yay, I'm soo excited to see you guys today! So, we get to piggyback with you on your way back, right? :-)
That was really fun talking to Skyler on his birthday, he's so articulate.
I was telling David about Skyler's wild hair when he was first born it cracks me up. :-)

Missionary Hicks said...

I love all your kids. They have each amazed me so much in the time I've known them. But I don't think that there is another person I've met with the understanding of people that Skyler has. Such a big thinker with a big heart.
I love you Sky---
Happy Birthday.

Nicholas said...

Oh cutie pie!! Happy belated kiddo!

I'm finally back to commenting! :)

Bethany Fegles Photography said...

I love reading your blog Erica! It's awesome! Happy Birthday to your big, little guy.

Gwen Oatsvall said...

happy birthday Sklyer ... I am sure you and my 10yr old Jeremiah would get along great ... the pictures were adorable and he is a very handsome young man !!!

Christy. said...

I hope you all had a safe trip home and a fun week! We loved meeting you all and I am still amazed at how God knows just who we should meet!
All your kids are wonderful and my kids are still talking about them. You and Dave are so much fun!
Thank you for taking the time to come and encourage us in our huge decision.
And Dave, I owe you for telling Jeff to just give in now!